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Radio, Television & Film Awards

Rowan video productions have won over 50 local, regional, and national awards since 1990.

Rowan students have won many of the top awards year after year, beating out graduate students and even industry professionals for these honors.

RTF students continue to exhibit their award-winning documentaries, television shows, radio programs, and short films in a variety of venues around the world.

American Women in Radio & Television
2008 Gracie Allen Award (Radio Public Affairs Program) - The Women's Room with Julia Giacoboni
2007 Gracie Allen Award (TV Documentary) - Broken Glass
2006 Gracie Allen Award (Radio Public Affairs Program) - The Women's Room with Kelly King
2006 Gracie Award Best Director (TV Documentary) - Heroin: A Dose of Reality
2004 Gracie Allen Award (TV Documentary) - Fatal Mistakes

Atlantic City Film Festival
2004 First Place (TV Documentary) - Jean Webster: The Mother Teresa of Atlantic City
2003 First Place (TV Documentary) - Dancing with Darkness

Broadcast Education Association
2008 First Place (Educational Programs) – Fading Farms and Saving Grace
2008 Third Place (Educational Programs) – Depression: Sad but True
2007 First Place (Educational Program) - Changing Stations: Radio in Philadelphia
2007 (TV Documentary), Award of Excellence - Broken Glass
2006 (TV Documentary), Award of Excellence - Heroin: A Dose of Reality
2006 Third Place (Best DJ) - Jim Vassallo
2005 First Place (Educational Program) - Making the Team the Hard Way
2005 Second Place (Educational Program) - Childhood Memories: As Seen on TV
2005 Award of Excellence (Documentary) - Tobacco: Filtering Out the Truth
2004 Second Place (Sports Broadcast) - Rowan vs. Ramapo Men's Basketball
2004 Third Place (Sportscast) - The Jay Accorsi Show with WGLS sports director Tom Ortuso
2004 Third Place (Educational Program) - Are You There America? It's Me, God

CINE National Awards
2008 First Place Golden Eagle Award, (TV Documentary) – Rink of Fire
2008 First Place Golden Eagle Award, (TV Documentary) – Burning Out
2007 Jury Award for Best in Competition - (TV Documentary) - Broken Glass
2007 First Place Golden Eagle Award, (TV Documentary) - Broken Glass
2007 First Place Golden Eagle Award, (TV Documentary) - Tonal Colors
2006 First Place Golden Eagle Award, (TV Documentary) - Heroin: A Dose of Reality
2006 First Place Golden Eagle Award, (TV Documentary) - Finding the Light
2004 First Place Golden Eagle Award, (TV Documentary) - Fatal Mistakes
2003 First Place Golden Eagle Award, (TV Documentary) - Ecstasy and Electronica

College Broadcasters, Inc.
2008 National Finalist (Radio Special Feature) "College Stories"
2008 Best Radio Website WGLS-FM
2006 First Place (Best Radio Feature) - Changing Stations: Radio in Philadelphia
2004 First Place (TV Documentary) - Dancing with Darkness
2003 First Place (TV Documentary) - Ecstasy and Electronica
2003 First Place (Radio Documentary) - Are You There America? It's Me, God- Part Four
2003 Second Place (Radio Documentary) - Are You There America? It's Me, God- PartOne

The Communicator - Crystal Awards
2006 Award of Distinction (Radio Documentary) - America's Future: Packing on the Pounds
2006 Award of Distinction (Radio Sporting Event) - The Rowan Basketball Tenth Anniversary Special
2005 Award of Distinction (Radio Programming) - The Beatles Brunch Club with Sammy Pepper
2004 Award of Excellence (Radio Documentary) - Making the Team the Hard Way
2004 Award of Excellence (Radio Documentary) - Tobacco: Filtering Out the Truth
2004 Award of Excellence (TV Documentary) - Fatal Mistakes
2003 Award of Excellence (Radio Documentary) - Are You There America? It's Me, God
2003 Award of Excellence (TV Documentary) - Ecstasy and Electronica
2003 Award of Distinction (Radio Education Programming) - The Rowan Radio Magic Hat Storytime

The Davey Awards
2007 Silver Award (Radio Documentary) – Hidden Heroin: New Jersey’s Dirty, Deadly Secret
2006 Silver Award (Radio Documentary) - Spyspace: The digital addiction of myspace.com

Delaware Valley Film Festival
2008 Best in Show (TV Documentary) – Rink of Fire
2007 Best in Show (TV Documentary) - Broken Glass

Down Beach Film Festival
2008 First Place (Documentary) Movement X
2008 Official Entry (Documentary) Generation X
2008 Official Entry (Documentary) Blowing Smoke

The 48-Hour Film Festival
2006 (Film), Finalist - Behind the Flames: As the Fire Burns
2005 (Film), Audience Award - Nights at the Round Table
2004 (Film) , Finalist – The Delivery

Garden State Film Festival
2006 First Place (Film) - If Occurrence

Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival
2008 Third Place (Documentary) – Focus on Sexual Assault
2008 Honorable Mention (Documentary) Burning Out
2007 First Place (Comedy) – Lots of Lollipops
2007 Third Place (Experimental/Animation) – Scratched
Hope and Light Film Festival
2006 Official Selection (TV Documentary) - Finding the Light
JAIME Award (International Television Association)
2003 (TV Documentary) - Breaking the Silence

Montclair Emerging Film and Videomakers
2007 Official Selection (TV Documentary) - Tonal Colors

National Broadcasting Society
2003 Finalist (TV Documentary) - Breaking the Silence
2003 Finalist (TV Documentary) - Rowan Magazine

The National Headliner Awards
2005 First Place (Radio Public Affairs) - Tobacco: Filtering Out the Truth

New Jersey Film Festival at Cape May
2007 Official Selection (TV Documentary) - Tonal Colors
2007 Official Selection (TV Documentary) - Broken Glass

New Jersey Young Film and Video Makers (Annual student competition)
2006 Third Place (Documentary) "Heroin: A Dose of Reality"
2004 First Place (TV Documentary) - Ecstasy & Electronica
2004 Third Place (TV Documentary) - Fatal Mistakes

Philadelphia AIR Awards
2007 First Place (College Radio News) - The Rowan Report
2007 First Place (College Public Affairs) - A Community Affair
2007 First Place (College Sports Announcer) - Jim Vassallo
2007 First Place (College Promo) – Rocky Promo
2006 First Place (Best College Radio On-Air Personality) - The Jim Vassallo Show
2006 First Place (Best College Radio Documentary) - Changing Stations: Radio in Philadelphia
2005 First Place (Best College Radio Sports Reporting) - Pro Football Preview Show with Jim Vassallo
2005 First Place (Best College Radio Entertainment Program) - The 12th Hour with Andy Goldstein
2005 First Place (Best College Radio Promo) - Friday Night Rock Show
2005 First Place (Best Original Radio PSA) - March of Dimes, producer Heather Shanley
2004 First Place (Best College Radio Documentary) - Childhood Memories: As Seen on TV
2004 First Place (News Reporting) - The Rowan Report with Kristin Davis

Philadelphia Film Festival
2007 Official Selection (Film) - Lots of Lollipops
2006 Official Selection (Film) - If Occurrence
2005 Official Selection (Film) - Nights at the Round Table
2004 Official Selection (Film) - The Delivery

Philadelphia Press Association
2005 Second Place (Radio Spot News) - Rowan Radio Newsminute
2004 Grand Award Winner for Public Service - Tobacco: Filtering Out the Truth
2004 First Place (Public Service) - Tobacco: Filtering Out the Truth
2004 First Place (Radio Feature) - Childhood Memories: As Seen on TV
2003 Second Place (Radio Public Service) - REBEL University Project
2003 Third Place (Radio Enterprise Reporting) - Are You There America? It's Me, God

Philadelphia Stories 3
2003 Featured Documentary (TV Documentary) - Not Without a Past

Reality Bytes Film Festival
2008 Audience Award (Documentary) "Rink of Fire"
2008 Second Place (Documentary) "Blowing Smoke"
2007 Official Selection (TV Documentary) - Broken Glass

Society of Professional Journalists
2008 First Place Region I (Best TV Feature); National Finalist -- It's Not OK: Focus on Sexual Assault
2006 First Place (TV Documentary) - Heroin: A Dose of Reality
2006 Third Place (Radio In-Depth Reporting) - Changing Stations: Radio in Philadelphia
2005 First Place (Radio Newscast) - The Rowan Report
2004 Second Place (TV Documentary) - Eastern State Prison
2004 Second Place (Radio In-Depth Reporting) - Clearing the Air: The Facts about Respiratory Disease
2004 Second Place (Radio In-Depth Reporting) - Making the Team the Hard Way
2004 Third Place (Best Radio Feature) - Childhood Memories: As Seen on TV

Telly Awards
2006 Bronze Award of Excellence (TV Documentary) - Heroin: A Dose of Reality

US 8mm Digital Film Festival
2007 Best in Show (Film) - All Grown Up